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  • Summary: LEGO Star Wars II takes the fun and customization ability of the LEGO play pattern and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the revolutionary Star Wars: Episodes IV, V and VI. With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and battle your way through your favorite film moments. From Darth Vader's pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to Luke's final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine. For the first time ever, characters can get in and out of vehicles, as well as ride creatures. Because it's LEGO style, you can also mix and match the body parts of more than 50 playable characters to create one of millions of possible LEGO Star Wars heroes. And on PS2, Xbox and Windows platforms, a game save from the first LEGO Star Wars can unlock another 50-plus additional characters for Free Play mode -- that's more than 100 total characters. Other exciting additions include free-roaming vehicle levels, the ability to switch ships at will in Free Play mode, cool new character-specific attacks and maneuvers, playable mini-kit vehicles, an adaptive difficulty option and more. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. A wonderful game that rewards experimentation and co-operation.
  2. It certainly isn't gaming's greatest challenge, but it's absolutely fun. If you've seen the original trilogy, don't resist! Join the LEGOside.
  3. Combine the first game's addictive gameplay with Lucas' classic trilogy, and you've got a supremely entertaining slice of sci-fi escapism. [Oct 2006, p.101]
  4. And, were it not said, someone would be drummed out of the union: The Force is strong with this one. [Oct. 2006, p.52]
  5. With solidly rebuilt controls only a little marred by a still-fussy camera, LEGO Star Wars II is even better than last years prequel trilogy-based offering. And, as the first LEGO Star Wars was an amazingly entertaining homage to Lucas's genius, this sequel stands atop the original's shoulders as the pinnacle of LEGO Star Wars fun.
  6. With Lego Star Wars II, not only does the game itselff provide a general improvement over the previous release, but it also reinforces just how much better the original(which, technically, is the sequel)Star Wars trilogy is. [Oct. 2006, p.86]
  7. You have to give credit to the brilliant blockhead who forced this awesome yet fundamentally bizarro idea on LucasArts. [Oct. 2006, p.111]

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  1. TheMan
    Sep 13, 2006
    Best Star Wars game ever.
  2. efebuluc
    Sep 16, 2006
    Okay, lets not get carried away here. This is NOT the best star wars game ever, that title either goes to battlefront 2 or the rouge leader for nintendo game cube. however, this game is amazing...its cute and fun and funny and shockingly feels just like star wars. its so good, it makes you want to collect lego star wars toys for real. I thought the vehicle elements and flight mechanics could have been better but considering how much stuff is packed in this little game, its kind of forgivable. on the other hand, every stage feels like lego and star wars and that is what the game is called, so...its wrong to expect anything else i suppose. the games major addiction trick comes in the form of collecting star wars characters. we can spend hours and hours finding those damn lego coins so we can afford all the hidden guys such as the spirit of obi van. this kind of game design needs to be studied and somehow needs to be an industry standard, really!...the thing works. This thing is impossible to put down. I finished the game in 7 hours and the screen said I had only completed 40 percent of the game...that is wild : ) Expand
  3. TracyH.
    Oct 3, 2006
    It is the radest thing I've ever played!
  4. ChloeP.
    Sep 28, 2007
    This game is perfect. We all love it. I can play with my Dad or my baby sister Lily. Star Wars rulez. I like R2 D2 and Darth Vader. It is really awesome to make Boba Fet fly so high. I feel that enough can not be said in favour of the amazing game. Expand
  5. Oli
    Sep 18, 2006
    Magnificent! Desparately playable, full of extras and wonderful humour (Darth Vader, and Ben Kenobi stopping mid duel to wave at Luke, the hats being too small for Chewbacca). Have finished the main stories and not even 50% through. Probably too easy overall, but still makes you think now and again. And LEGO Batman... I hope that has some truth behind it! Expand
  6. DreadPirateRobert
    Jan 18, 2007
    I agree with Unholy M. -- it's not the hardest or most challenging game in the world, but it makes me grin while I'm playing. It's just fun -- fun that deserves serious replay time. And the fact that I can play co-op mode with a 6-year old and still have fun makes it even better. Expand

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